Sharon - Savour of Salt/ September 16, 2017/ Devotional/ 2 comments

You can read a little about why my site is called Savour of Salt and what brought me there here but today I wanted to explain my heart and my longings behind what I write and create.

My main desire, the longing of my heart is to encourage women to really seek the Lord and to abide In Him. Also to share with you a little of what the Lord is teaching me or lays on my heart to share.

You will find daily micro blogs on Instagram @savourofsalt and also shop updates and peeps into my creative world. Here, on the blog, I hope to share some of my thoughts in more depth.

As I share a little of my testimony you will see why seeking and abiding are on my heart.

I began to truly seek God at the age of twelve and was baptised when I was nineteen. It was a very sweet and precious time of walking with the Lord but life was busy, we were planning our wedding, I was working full time and gradually the world crept in. My love for God’s word diminished and I became very dull spiritually.

Over the next ten years or so my Bible was read as something to cross off of my to do list and prayer became a duty or somewhere to go in times of need. God was faithful

and appeared in those times of need but my spiritual walk was lifeless and dull.

Then God in His love allowed me to become chronically ill with lupus. I’m often asked how I keep cheerful with my chronic illnesses (I also have fibromyalgia, sjogrens and osteoarthritis now) and with my restricted mobility, but friends, it isn’t me, it’s because in and through it God has brought me to lean harder on Him, and I can rejoice because through it He’s brought me out of a lukewarm place into a far, far richer place spiritually. I can rejoice when I am so exhausted that even taking the next breath seems an effort because then I have to lean harder and I’ve learnt that depending wholly on Jesus is a precious place to be. Having said that, it’s something I’m having to learn over and over again, because sadly, there’s still a lot of stubborn independence in me! But it’s when I live depending wholly on Christ for everything, that the joy and peace and blessing comes. It’s hard butt it’s also beautiful and precious and sweet as I lean into God’s grace and in my weakness am made strong in Christ.

‘No more Me Lord, just all ‘Christ in me’ is my prayer now. We all need God every moment but it often takes the hard places to make is realise it and for us to lean only on Him and not go on in our own strength. .

So you can see the means God used to bring me closer to Him, it’s been a hard though blessed way and my heart longs to encourage other women to keep closer to God, to not get to a far off place where the journey back is long, hard and painful. Throughout those years in my twenties of feeling far from God, I didn’t have anyone ask me how I was doing spiritually, was I abiding in Christ? I didn’t have anyone ask me if I made time for God each day, no-one encourage me to set aside time to read my Bible and pray, or to seek a life walking close to God. No-one to say that it was ok to miss the dusting this week and spend that time with God. No-one encouraged me to spend my spare time in things that would matter in 500 years time rather than filling my life with earthly things. So, you see, my heart aches and longs to see other women brought into that place of close communion with God and an abiding in His love.

For you to know that you don’t have to strive harder, just lean harder and for you to have a closer walk with God. If your are feeling in that far off, lukewarm place right now dear friend, draw near to God, through prayer and in reading His word and He WILL draw near to you.

About Sharon - Savour of Salt

I'm a Christian wife and Mum of two. I love to study my Bible and create God centered items for myself and our shop. I also enjoy a variety of crafts, reading and baking. We are all quite creative so our house is often a hive of creativity! I have several chronic illnesses including Lupus and Fibromyalgia so I am very thankful that I have been given a creative mind to help fill the hours when I don't have the energy for anything else.

2 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing that Sharon. X

    1. I just hope it will be an encouragement to someone. x

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